Strong winds have been creating widespread blowing and drifting snow in parts of northern and central Montana over the last 24 hours. Emergency travel only was advised earlier today, as many roads were closed due to white-out conditions and drifting snow.
— NWS Great Falls (@NWSGreatFalls) February 15, 2018
— Steve Leitner (@SteveLeitner2) February 15, 2018
Conditions are BRUTAL on the Rocky Mt Front this morning, with high winds and blowing and drifting snow. Most roads around Browning closed, including U.S. 2 Here’s the view at Two Medicine. #MTwx pic.twitter.com/ZiJxYjLVbe
— dennisbragg (@dennisbragg) February 13, 2018
Along with the strong winds, some areas have seen significant snowfall accumulations. More than a foot has fallen in several areas from the High Plains to the Rockies.
Blizzard Warnings continue along the Rocky Mountain Front through Thursday morning, as wind gusts to 55 mph will create additional blowing and drifting snow. Winter Storm Watches extended into the Cascades, with Winter Storm Warnings in high country of Colorado. More snow is ahead for this weekend, with totals of 2 to 3 feet in the highest elevations.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels